About API

Connecting People and Skills to Power Australia’s Energy Future

The Australian Power Institute (API) represents major Australian power companies in providing future professional power engineering capability whose vision is:

"To Deliver a Sustainable Supply of Highly Skilled Power Engineering Professionals Working Effectively to Meet the Challenges of Australia’s Emerging Energy Future and to Support the Technical and Commercial Success of Member Companies in the Energy Sector"

The key objectives of API are:

  • Provide a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to energy industry
  • Facilitate a strong power engineering education platform
  • Coordination of industry and university innovation initiatives

Summer School 2018

Agile. Innovative. Supportive.
Journey on the Energy Revolution - An Agile, Innovative Energy Industry Supporting the Changing Needs of Customers, Community & Shareholders.


Total investment for the summer school includes a first class residential program (including group activities and site visits), electronic copies of all presentations, accommodation and meals (including all group dinners and functions) and an attendance certificate recognized by Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in accordance with CPD guidelines

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UQ Innovators Share Inspirational Address with Industry Engineers

  The conversation around the tables between the UQ innovators and Powerlink engineers was equally stimulating, and covered their recent research into innovations to improve Powerlink’s network performance such as transformer failure analysis, new dynamic transmission line rating techniques, new load forecasting and planning models that predict significant challenges ahead with grid loading and energy storage, as well as stability studies of a proposed HVDC interconnector....


Bursary/Industry Networking Event - Brisbane

  To help celebrate the end of exams and semester 1, API hosted an informal networking event on Friday 23 June 4:30-5:30pm at Barvarian Bier Cafe in the CBD. Invited along were current and past QLD bursary holders, past Summer School delegates, and CIGRE NGN/API Mentors and what a great turn out we had! This was a fun and relaxed opportunity for all people to get together on an informal platform to network with their piers/colleagues within the industry


API & ENA Innovation Initiative

  A cooperative partnership between Energy Networks Australia and the Australian Power Institute (API) has been established to deliver an innovation strategy for the Australian energy network industry that will assist in driving the future direction and sustainability of the industry. This initiative seeks to...

What Others Say

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"The API Summer School is a definite must-attend for professionals involved in the Power Industry. The lectures, tours and talks will definitely build on your kit bag of tools which you can draw upon as you progress through your career. The two weeks is well worth the effort and the API personnel are able to make it fun. It's like going back to school but this time you're well aware that it's going to lead you to the path to success!"

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"The API Summer School attracts the highest caliber of speakers in the industry, who have both expertise in subject matter and a vision. The delegates also are of the highest quality. Its is a journey that should inspire most, if not all, participants to be industry visionaries."

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"This program helped me understand a broad and valuable understanding of the Industry as well as the challenges faced in the future. The skills gained from both presentations and syndicate work will certainly help me bring new ideas to my workplace in order to improve our work practices as well as advance my individual career development".